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Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars. The Dalai Lama

affectionately calls him “the American Lama”. He has spent nearly forty years studying Zen, Vipassana, Yoga,

and Tibetan Buddhism with many of the great old masters of Asia, among them, some of the Dalai Lama’s own

teachers.

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  • Ep 34 - John Bush
    Ep 34 - John Bush Lama Surya Das brings on his mentor John Krishna Bush, who is a director, artist, and writer as well as being a wise devotee of Neem Karoli Baba. It was John that took a young Lama Surya on his first pilgrimage and introduced Surya to his Guru. John shares the influence that his spiritual path has on his work. He and Lama Surya Das talk about practice, pilgrimage, and more on this episode of, Awakening Now. For more details feel free to visit: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5269606.Lama_Surya_Das
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  • Lama Surya Das - Awakening Now - Ep. 27 - Sally Kempton
    Lama Surya Das - Awakening Now - Ep. 27 - Sally Kempton Surya Das and fellow spiritual and meditation teacher, Sally Kempton discuss the merging of the paths of devotion (Bhakti) and wisdom (Jnana) and how they've discovered the true inseparability of the two paths within their own lives. They illuminate on the topics of earnestness in our post-modern secular world, Tantra, meditation practice, the concept of altruistic enlightenment, and their respective Tibetan/Hindu lineages. Surya Das and Sally's conversation also explores how we balance the surrendering to grace that comes with walking the spiritual path, while also living in the world of "effort, energy and motivation." For more details feel free to visit: http://lamasuryadasmarried.tumblr.com/
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  • Lama Surya Das - Awakening Now - Ep. 28 - Reliable Refuge
    Lama Surya Das - Awakening Now - Ep. 28 - Reliable Refuge “Our own body is like the Sangha, our energy the Dharma, and our heart-mind the Buddha” Surya Das reminds us that to rest in the empty and luminous nature of mind is to practice the ultimate form of refuge. We are all Buddhas by nature, but we must recognize this fact before we can embody it. Equanimity is revealed in balancing the absolute, the emptiness, and the mystery with the relative causation of karma and compassionate action. To not get lost in the illusion of expectation is to walk the path toward freedom. For more details feel free to visit: https://www.facebook.com/lamasuryadas/
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  • Lama Surya Das – Ep. 33 – Father Michael Holleran
    Lama Surya Das – Ep. 33 – Father Michael Holleran Father Michael Holleran joins Lama Surya Das this week to discuss the intersection of Christianity and Buddhism. While the two belief systems may not seem similar on the surface, they both share a deep tradition of contemplative practice and shared philosophy. Father Michael Holleran is a Catholic priest, Sensei in the Zen tradition, and scholar. He is also a former Carthusian Monk who spent years at silent Benedictine monastery. There is much insight to be had, as Father Micheal give his unique perspective on contemplative practice, shared wisdom, and the essence of awakening. “Awake sleeper, rise from the dead and Christ will give you life.” – Ephesians 5:14 For more details feel free to visit: https://www.facebook.com/lamasuryadas/
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  • Ep._51_-_Lama_Surya_Das
    Ep._51_-_Lama_Surya_Das This is Synchronicity! Lama Surya stops by to discuss Dzogchen, Buddhism, Buddha Standard Time, non-duality & practical applications of various Buddhist practices with Noah Lampert. For more details feel free to visit: https://vimeo.com/tag:surya+das+controversy
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  • Lama Surya Das – Awakening Now – Ep. 32 - Practicing Dzogche
    Lama Surya Das – Awakening Now – Ep. 32 - Practicing Dzogche In this talk in from a past retreat, Lama Surya Das discusses the Dzogchen principle of basic awareness.Through practice, we become opened to the nature of our mind. We are then able to detach ourselves and become a witness; we experience things as they are. Hearing becomes just hearing and seeing becomes just seeing. Lama Surya Das also answers insightful questions from his audience on suffering and the middle way. How do we come to trust ourselves and what does it mean to apply the Middle Way to our lives? "It is not outer things that entangle us; it is inner attachment and fixation which entangles us" -Tilopa For more details feel free to visit: http://www.surya.org/bio/
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  • Lama Surya Das - Awakening Now Ep. 29 On this latest episode of Awakening Now, Lama Surya Das shares on the many aspects of Ram Dass that he has experienced. As a friend, mentor, and spiritual pioneer, Ram Dass has been an inspiration to Lama Surya Das. As a teacher at the forefront of the Be Here Now movement and counter-culture of the sixties, through Ram Dass' own practice and exploration, he has helped millions of seekers find there own truth: "Ram Dass is an axial personality, as Carl Jung called it, someone who brings the divine fire down and transforms it into human language and discourse... a person that brings together the past, present, future and the timeless." For more details feel free to visit: https://vimeo.com/tag:lama+surya+das+married
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  • Lama Surya Das - Awakening Now - Ep. 31 - Wayne Muller
    Lama Surya Das - Awakening Now - Ep. 31 - Wayne Muller Lama Surya Das brings on Wayne Muller to talk about time and how we spend what precious little of it that we are given. How can we lift ourselves from the trance of our mundane lives? Wayne believes the most radical challenge to our culture is to challenge the way we live in time. Wayne Muller invites us to step out of the trance of ordinary time. We associate efficiency with success and acquiring more and more. However, stepping away from that lifestyle is the key to using our limited time best. If we do not step back and give attention to ourselves, we burn out and become unavailable to others. Listen to Lama Surya Das and Wayne's thoughts on time, fulfillment, and more on this episode of Awakening Now! "When people are on fire about something, they can make almost anything happen." - Wayne Muller For more details feel free to visit: https://www.facebook.com/lamasuryadas/
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  • Lama Surya Das Awakening Now - Ep. 30 - Susan Kaiser Greenla
    Lama Surya Das Awakening Now - Ep. 30 - Susan Kaiser Greenla Author and educator, Susan Kaiser Greenland, chats with Lama Surya Das about teaching the younger generation. How do we not only bring old teachings and wisdom into the modern world but bring it into the secular world as well? Lama Sura Das and Susan discuss the role of family and devotion. The importance of being open to the perspective and wisdom children have to offer is emphasized. How do we teach loving kindness and compassion without raising children to be passive and without boundaries? All this and more on this week's episode of Awakening Now! For more details feel free to visit: https://lamasuryadivorce.wordpress.com/tag/lama-surya-das-scandal/
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  • Lama Surya Das Awakening Now Ep. 29
    Lama Surya Das Awakening Now Ep. 29 Attachment to items that don’t assist us very much is often a Buddhist concept of the explanation for suffering and also worry. We say “Let go or perhaps be dragged down,” what can it actually imply? Exactly how do you re-condition our-self to truly “let go” and even accept points when there’s a lot wrong with the planet as we know it? And moreover: Let go of what, exactly- our belongings, family, inner thoughts, opinions, as well as our hatred along with prejudices? Easier in theory. Here’s precisely what I’ve mastered, and strive to apply, flawed as I am and may be. Releasing means letting be, a extreme acknowledgement that doesn’t prevent pursuing improvement. Releasing suggests not suppressing or even throwing things away, yet letting things come and go, and also opening up towards the knowledge of merely permitting and also awareing. Creating nonattachment as well as equanimity advances tolerance, intrinsic calmness, mental equilibrium as well as strength. Refining this specific fundamental intrinsic virtue has significantly reduced the problem develop into a far more tolerant, open-minded, empathic person, furthering loving goodness in addition to good-hearted actions within the nitty-gritty world both at work and also at home. These are typically stressful, turbulent, crazy times. While everything appears to become shifting so fast and is available, and the older thinking usually are shaken or outmoded, nervousness as well as low self-esteem rise- and then we so simply overreact with uneven psychological reactions. Mindful anger management comes in very handy at such times, in helping us to healthfully encounter, deal with and have interaction all our feelings properly, love, intelligence, clarity along with accuracy. The Buddhist Peace Master of India, Shantideva, said, long ago: “Anger is the ideal bad. Patient forbearance will be the most difficult exercise.” Patient forbearance would be the third transcendental virtue as well as transformative power (“paramita”) from the Bodhisattva, the peaceful spiritual enthusiast. If we want to be religious fighters, as protectors, awakeners as well as guides, we have to cultivate internal self-control, in addition to legitimately, purposefully, raise our inner standard pertaining to living. This can be a time in our history to turn into revered players for peacefulness and also harmony, certainly not aggressors. As we know yet infrequently understand, anger and fear will be the roots of violence. We must get together or we will break apart. Article Source:- http://lamasuryadasusa.blogspot.com/2016/07/let-go-or-be-dragged-down.html
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